spotify is a music, podcast, and video streaming service that was officially launched on 7 october 2008. It is developed by startup spotify ab in stockholm, sweden. it provides digital rights management-protected content from record labels and media companies. spotify is a freemium service; basic features are free with advertisements or limitations, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality and music downloads, are offered via paid subscriptions.
spotify is available in most of europe, most of the americas, australia, new zealand, and parts of asia. It is available for most modern devices, including windows, macos, and linux computers, as well as ios and android smartphones and tablets. music can be browsed through or searched for by parameters such as artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. users can create, edit, and share playlists, share tracks on social media, and make playlists with other users. spotify provides access to more than 30 million songs. as of june 2017, it had more than 140 million monthly active users and more than 60 million paying subscribers as of july 2017.